Thursday, April 8, 2010

Day Eight, Poem#8 - Dragon Year

Dragon Year
NaPoWriMo #8 – unusual love connections

Firecrackers bloom on the pavement
just inches from our feet
inside the shadow of the dragon’s head.

It takes both of us to hold up the mask,
to roll the giant swirling eyes
to snap shut the menacing jaws.

We hear children giggle and scream
and older folks chuckle knowingly
as we pass in our slithering husk.

The multitude behind us
holding up the tail and following our lead

For a moment there is mountaintop grass
beneath our toes, inside a cold cloud
and we fly, majestic.

This is our year.
The crowd cheers for us.

From the poem prompt to write an extended metaphor of love


  1. I hope this is going to be our year as well.
    We have been waiting a long time. Enjoyed this.

  2. Aw, I love it! Getting that dance to go well does take real partnership; you should be proud.

  3. Wonderful poem ... this is an unusual and lovely description of a love connection!

  4. "This is our year." Great work!

  5. soo good...thanks for sharing this

  6. Awesome! Such a unique point of view... this works really well.